A Loose Bridge Needs Professional Care

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When your dental bridge was installed at Steele Dentistry, it was secured in your mouth with a very strong dental adhesive. While this is intended to create a very strong bond with the two anchoring abutments, there are still things that can loosen the connection.

This could come in the form of an oral trauma or a dental accident as well as bacterial complications from untreated gum disease. If any part of your bridge feels loose, you should not delay in calling 303-278-3353 to seek professional care at our clinic.

While you’re waiting for your appointment, there are a few things you can do to minimize potential complications.

You should never try cleaning or playing with the loosened bridge. Even a small amount of manipulation in a loose bridge can damage one of the abutments. If you have blood and debris in your mouth from an accident, you can rinse them away with lukewarm saltwater. Otherwise all other attempts at cleaning should be left to Dr. Kate Steele.

If gum disease complications have allowed bacteria to infiltrate one or both of the abutments, it might weaken the strength of the dental adhesive. If the abutment itself is healthy, your dentist might be able to cement it back into place. If an abutment has been damaged, it might require more invasive treatment.

If you have had a dental bridge installed in Denver, Colorado, and it feels loose, you should call 303-278-3353 to seek professional dental care.